Mental Health and Wellbeing - Children and Families
Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, we want our children and families to flourish and we place wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. However, we realise that there are a number of issues which may affect our children and families and this page is dedicated to signposting you to services which are available to you, should you need them. If you have any concerns about your child's mental health or wellbeing, please speak to a member of staff in confidence so that we can help to find the right support.
Mental Health Crisis NHS Helpline
A 24/7 helpline for people of all ages experiencing immediate mental health need. This is run by experienced mental health professionals who can:
- Listen to you and help you work through immediate problems
- Work with you to find ways to move forward or suggest ways of working
- Give you information about other services that may be helpful to you or the person you care for.
Phone: 0800 014 9995
24/7 helpline for people of all ages experiencing immediate mental health needs.
Phone: 116 123
Mental Healh and Wellbeing Services
Healthy Minds Stockport
This is the NHS mental health provision in the UK. There is free therapy support available on the NHS for various symptoms including difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks, as well as other specialist issues such as chronic pain or disordered eating. Healhy Minds provide practical tools to manage mental health, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Website for self-referral: Self Referral Form - Healthy Minds Stockport
Phone: 0161 716 5640
Beacon Counselling is a charity based in central Stockport, offering counselling support, which is a person-centred approach of active listening. Beacon provides free counselling via their voluntary service, as well as private counselling options for adults. Beacon also provides counselling for children alongside other wellbeing programmes.
Website: Beacon Counselling
Phone: 0161 440 0055
Stockport Making Space: Open Door
A 24/7 emotional support helpline for general emotional wellbeing support to remind you that you are not alone.
Website: Stockport Making Space : Open Door
Phone: 0800 138 7276
Support if a family member is struggling
Call this number for emotional support and information if you are supporting a loved one who is struggling with their mental health.
Phone: 0300 304 7000
Support for Older People
Older people can call the 24/7 support line for free, confidential information, friendship and advice.
Website: The Silver Line
Phone: 0800 4708090
Support for Men
If you're a man who is feeling low or you feel stuck in a rut, you can ring the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) helpline or talk to find support. Open 5pm until midnight every day.
Website: CALM Helpline
Online debt support, signposting and advice
Website: Debt Advice - Money Helper